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Old 05-05-2007, 12:41 PM
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I just bought some 18 in wheels off my buddyfor my 99 626. The rear is scrubbing pretty good the size of the tires are 245/40.I was wondering what can i do to eliminate the problem. I am open to all suggestions.
 
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Old 05-05-2007, 04:40 PM
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245/40's? Man, those are pretty big for a 626 aren't they? They'd be impossible on a 3, especially a lowered 3.
'Sounds likesome fender rolling is in order if you are planning to keep it that way. Or get smaller tires... I don't know what the stock tire size is on a '99 626, but say 215/45's? You may not have any other choice.
You don't want to lift the rear of a FWD car. That'll throw it way out of balance. Most of the weight is already on the front. (+/-60%)
You may be losing more in unsprung weight and rolling resistance (friction) than you're gaining in handling w/that set up. Your mileage (mpg) is liable to go down too.

 
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:49 PM
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Well they aren't rubbing the finder. Actually they fit under nicely. They are scrubbing the bottom of the strut. All i need is about .50-.75 lift.
 
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:33 AM
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Perhaps wheel spacers would do the job then, though I'm not too crazy sbout that idea myself?

I think if I had to choose the fix, I would simply put on narrower tires, or wheels if that's the case. Anything else is just like putting a Band-Aid on it and is a compromise to cover up the real problem.

 
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:10 PM
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i would just get a lower control arm that had adjustable camber. then you could adjust the upper and step it out a little. who knows, the lower control arm might bring it out a little by itself.
 
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